We cater for all acute and long-term illnesses found in general practice. Our centre is certified to the Urgent Care standard and is equipped to a very high standard, with acute treatment bays to take care of most types of accidents or medical emergencies, as well as family health care. Care for all children under 6 is free of charge at all times, including for casual patients. Plenty of parking is available directly outside the centre, and a cafe is available for patients and visitors. We encourage patients to register with one of our GPs for continuity of care. Our services also include:
- on-site and send-away urine drug testing: pre-employment and post events
- suturing of wounds
- application of fracture casts
- iud mirena appointments
With physiotherapy and x-ray services on site, we also treat a lot of sporting injuries. Minor surgery such as removal of cysts and moles, excision of ingrown toenails and vasectomies are carried out in a special theatre in our new centre. We carry out pre- and post-employment medicals, drivers and immigration medicals. Audiometry and spirometry are also available. The Palms Health and Wellness Centre offers integrated family health options. We also offer IUCD, Mirena and Jadelle consultations for registered and casual patients where appropriate. It may consist of two appointments, please call us in the first instance for details and cost.
At The Palms we welcome all opportunities to improve our service. There are lots of ways you can share your thoughts with us – you can talk with any of our staff, you can fill out our contact form on this website, you can send us a letter or phone us. When you contact us you can expect to receive acknowledgement within five (5) working days, you will be listened to carefully and respectfully, we will work with you to resolve the issue, and we will keep you fully informed. If you are not satisfied, you can contact Health and Disability Consumers Advocacy or the Health and Disability Commissioner.
Keep track of your health
A visit to your doctor will be far more beneficial if you accept that the first responsibility for keeping up with your health and wellbeing lies with you. Did you know your GP team has a green, yellow, red dashboard on their screens to signal areas of your health that may be due for a check? Keep everything running on Green! Ask your doctor or nurse what colour your dashboard is every time you visit.
Alcohol breath testing and drug screening
The Palms is one of the few places in Palmerston North that are able to undertake alcohol breath testing and drug screening. Call us for more information.
Quit smoking at the palms
Let us help you to stop smoking! We are running a wide campaign offering different ways to help you quit smoking once and for all. Call us on 354 7737 to find out how we can help you.
Hospital running orthopaedic clinic from The Palms
Palmerston North Hospital, together with MidCentral DHB, are running an orthopedic knee and hip clinic based out of our practice. The clinic will operate out of Suite 4, Monday to Friday. All appointments will be coordinated through the hospital.
Please direct any questions to the hospital on 356 9169.
The Palms physical address is: 445 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North, 4410.
We are delighted to be involved in this joint initiative which enables a secondary health service to be hosted in the primary care environment.
Shared care record
A new electronic "Shared Care Record" is available for patients in the MidCentral district.
If you visit an after-hours medical centre at City Doctors, The Palms, or Horowhenua-After-Hours, the health professionals caring for you will have access to a summary of information from your GP.
The record which is secure, can be used by after-hours general practice teams to better provide you with safe and effective health care.
Cornerstone quality practice
We are proud to be recognised as a RNZCGP Cornerstone quality practice. That means we have met the high standards set by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) which help make sure you receive high quality care.
Acknowledgement & thanks
Grateful thanks and appreciation to the following businesses for their support and assistance.
Bernadette Peters Photography
Square Edge Arts Centre, The Square, Palmerston North, 027 2425 470, (06) 359 5341
Art of Framing Keith Stewart, CPF, GCF
@ Square Edge, 47 The Square, Palmerston North, 0274 475 927, (06) 3589014